We’ve been fortunate to make friends with some amazing people throughout our journeys over the past several years. We found them in college, we found them in Milwaukee and we’re finding them in Arizona. They are the friends that you can live apart from and see once every two years or even longer and still enjoy every minute together.

We were going to my family reunion when we passed through town the same time our friends were passing through town. We made a quick 30 minute stop to remind our children of their once surrogate family. The family we spent Christmas Eve with, birthday parties, baby blessings, 4th of July and everything in between. Our kids refer to them as cousins. We refer to them as cousins. They’re family.
Our children conveniently line up age-wise with their three youngest. Fortunately, our youngest are the opposite sex and we have high hopes of a relationship in their future.